Modern healthcare has changed the world. Since 1900, deaths from infectious bacterial diseases have dropped by 95% thanks to one thing: antibiotics. And we've never been better equipped to handle injury. Our medical success has changed the nature of illness. Acute conditions no longer dominate the landscape because they can be well managed by healthcare.
Unfortunately, chronic conditions have replaced infection and injury as healthcare’s top challenges. Medicine applies labels like “chronic pain” to a wide variety of undiagnosed conditions. And until we discover solutions, some healthcare treatments actually pose risks, as potential benefits become less and less probable.
That’s why taking control of your own health is so important. You know your body better than anyone. You know your thinking, your moods. And you can learn how and why to make simple changes through self-management. The MOBE Guided Self-Management Program is dedicated to helping people like you do just that.
Modern healthcare is a wonder. But in non-acute situations, like when you need to boost your immune system against infection, medicine’s true purpose is to support your body’s natural ability to heal and repair itself. The real hero remains your amazing, self-repairing, self-healing body.
Have you ever wondered how you can swallow different pills meant for different things and they can all do their job? Prescriptions. Over-the-counter medicines. Dietary supplements. Botanicals. They all have their jobs–and they often do them well. But how do they know where to go? Let’s walk through the end to end process of how drugs get into your body and get to the site that needs them.
Whether you are a rise and grind kind of person or a late night gym rat, you may be positive that your time of day is the best time of day to work out. Or maybe you’re wondering if switching your workout routine would give you better results. So, let’s dive into the question: What’s the best time of day to work out?
Your appetite is really complex, and triggered or suppressed by many factors. Let’s dive into what exactly controls your appetite and what control you have in either suppressing it, stimulating it, or changing your cravings. The more you learn about how it all works, the more you can make your appetite work for you, and not the other way around.
Between busy holiday nights and cold wintry days, it can be challenging to find time for healthy habits. This guest post by Emily, a MOBE Guide, invites us to explore the possibilities of winter in several new ways.
If you've ever gotten goosebumps when listening to beautiful music, keep reading to discover more about this perfectly normal, biological response.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in this guest post a MOBE Guide reflects on what that means to some of our MOBE participants.